I'm seeking information about John W. PENDERGAST, who worked as a photographer in Zionsville, Danville, and Indianapolis, Indiana, ca. 1874-1918. He made stereoviews, as well as portraits. During the 1870s he partnered with his brother, Henry K. PENDERGAST. Henry was married to Laura E. DALE. A sister was Mrs. Mary B. PIERCE of Indianapolis. They were the children of Enos and Parmelia (Kirkpatrick) Pendergast.
Any additional information would be appreciated. I'm especially interested in locating his photographs, or a photograph of him or his gallery.
Indianapolis Star, Oct. 1 4, 1928, p. 2
Obituary: John W. Pendergast, 77 years old, 1322 College avenue, retired photographer and optician, died yesterday at his home after an illness of two years. Funeral services will be held at the home at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon and burial will be in Crown Hill cemetery. Mr. Pendergast was born and reared in Indianapolis. Until ten years ago he was a photographer. He retired from that business and became an optician after studying in a Chicago school. Two years ago, he retired because of failing health. He belonged to the Odd Fellows and was a member of the Central Avenue M. E. Church. Surviving is a sister, Mrs. Mary B. Pierce of Indianapolis.
Zionsville Times, March 2, 1888: Crushed Under the Wheels: Henry K. Pendergast, carpenter residing at 275 River avenue, and employed in the I. D. & S. shops, while returning from his work last evening, shortly after 6 o'clock, attempted to step on the foot-board of a switch-engine, it being his custom to ride part of the way, and missing his footing, he was crushed under the wheels. The injured man was removed to the City Hospital, but he died while receiving surgical care. He was aged 29, and leaves a wife and two children. -Indianapolis News.
Joan E. Hostetler
Indiana Photographers Project
815 N. Highland Ave.
Indianapolis, IN 46202